Brodka is a very talented singer / songwriter from Żywiec , Poland. And trust me you are going to hear a lot more from this young lady.

“Monika Brodka isn’t like many Pop Idol winners. After winning the Polish edition of the singing contest in 2004 (aged just 16 at the time), Brodka rose to become of the country’s biggest and most beloved pop stars, releasing two certified gold albums over the next two years. After a brief hiatus, she re-emerged in 2010 with her third album Granda, her most critically revered and commercially successful full-length to date. Granda was an expansive album that merged alt-rock and electronic composition with traditional Polish instrumentation inspired by her father, a travelling musician. It went double platinum in her home country and illustrated why Brodka was one of Poland’s most unique talents.”

This year Brodka released “Clashes”, her first English language album. Written around her international travels and recorded between Warsaw and New York, the album trips through spiritual rock music, orchestral pop, primal folk, scuzzy punk, and top-notch balladry.

So now we know all that, let’s get to the music.

First up Brodka’s new single release which starts of by briefly vocally reminding me of Kate Bush, but from then on it’s all Brodka. This is a great pop song by all standards. I’m really digging it.
Up In The Hill

Concept by: Brodka
Directed by: Brodka
Director of Photography: Robert Mleczko
Produced by: Jarek Bolinski / Propeller Film
Production Manager: Grzegorz Wyrebiak
Set design: Anna Szczesny


A beautiful song, with a surreal video which appears to be totally unrelated to the song. But that is good because it makes you watch it more to find the link.

Concept: Bzymek & Brodka
Directed by Zbigniew Bzymek
Director of Photography: Radek Ladczuk
Produced by: Jarek Bolinski / Propeller Film
Production Manager: Grzegorz Wyrebiak


There is a distinct warmth in Brodka’s voice here, a brilliant traveling piece. Walking pop as in walking blues. A very unique piece, and another very strange video. Love it.
Santa Muerte

Atsushi Takenouchi
Monika Brodka

Concept: Monika Brodka
Directed by Monika Brodka
Director of Photography: Marek Kozakiewicz
Editor: Kuba Tomaszewicz
Produced by: Jarek Bolinski / Propeller Film


And this is just for me, because I am such a fan of the song.
Brodka is in great form here, and I would compare this version with the Grace Jones version and it would hold its own. This is an earlier track, I believe she was only sixteen when she cut this track, just amazing.
Too cool.


Wow, keeping the tradition going I’m able to post the opening song again but this time in a live version. I think her voice sounds even better live.
This was from a performance @ 3-Majówka we Wrocławiu which is the first open air festival each year in Poland.
Up In The Hill